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T3 – Deleuze & Blur Building

Deleuze –  Thousand Plateaus-Rhizome

Deluze explains about rhizomatic growth and how it this text about rhizomatic growth , he explains with many examples as to how the growth occurs. The main characteristics about this growth is that -it has no center ,  -The connection for the growth occurs between two unrelated elements , -there is only an implication of a periphery, – there is continuation and multiplicity.

To further explain about the connection between unrelated elements, he gives the example of pollination and hence a connection between a wasp and a flower. They are two different species, connected in a process  of and for growth.

But the important aspect to note in this growth type is ” there is no firm causality leading to the event” . i.e., there is no  starting point ,And so also , there is no end  point either.

there are five main points that deluze marks out for rhizomatic growth -

1. connection 2. heterogeneity  3.multiplicity 4. asignyfying rupture 5. cartography

these five aspects form the main characteristics of rhizomatic growth according to Deluze.

case study : Blur Building Swiss Expo 2002 by DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFR

This building was a temporary exhibition structure.The concept of this structure was to use water,not just as a context but  as an architecture element.The architect believes that architecture is a special effect machine. In this structure , the special effect was created by the water.The architect intended to create an architecture of atmosphere where the atmosphere is actually a part of the building element.Elements like space and skin was re evaluated and  an attempt to break away from the conventional notion of space and skin was made.

water is pumped from the lake and is filtered and shot into the air with high pressured fog nozzle located the the edge / border of the structure.This water jutting out of the nozzle creates a facade and a notion of the space. this is a responsive system trained on actual weather conditions.the system reads the real weather and produces semi artificial and real weather and adapts itself accordingly.

Research interests

As my research topic, am interested in generative design logics. Prototypes where a whole emerges from the multiple interactions between a single element.A system of growth which can generate itself from its own. A non static element which is designed to adapt and sustain, like a living organism. And to generate this concept to form a part of the larger system of growth and therefore the connections between them.




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Relational logics – Analysis – T3

View house by Johnston Marklee

Area : 3200 sq ft

Location : near Rosario Argentine [vast landscape of argentine plains]



As I analysed the view house, I understood the various considerations and the process an architects goes through while designing a building.In this case study, the process involved positional and atmospherical conditions / relations with respect to the site and  the human interaction/requirement.Elaborating on the same, the positional and atmospherical relation refers to the the site location and site condition. this site is situated in the argentine plains with brilliant views surrounding the site in all the 360 degrees. the architect intended the views to be preserved for the client without compromising on the privacy.  Based on this positional relation from the site, the form was evolved .This form was further developed to relate to atmospherical relations visually.the form acquired from the positional relation of the site was further improvised by subtracting volumes to visually connect to the atmosphere on the site.

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After studying the view house, I understand that the architecture gets more depth when the creation is in relation to the many elements that it affects and is affected by. Although this is true, I feel that the view house could do more than relating to the site.The architecture can be a system in itself which grows and responds, but in this case study, it seems to be mostly adhering to the visual relations .

MARK WIGLEY – The  Architecture of Atmosphere

This literature talks about the atmosphere created by any built form. The surrounding it interacts with, creates an atmosphere as a default, therefore, it says that architecture of atmosphere begins where the construction ends.Here, the writer speaks about how an architect , with the use of drawings, assumes that the design interacts with its atmosphere and therefore has a sense of control with the atmosphere surrounding the building.Examples of drawings of starachitects like Frank Lloyd wright and Le Corbusier is given and in F.L.Wright’s Falling water house design, The lines of the drawing indicates a sense of cohesiveness between the building and the atmosphere/surrounding .


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Further Le corbusier draws a series of lines parallel to the lines of the building indicating the sky , and therefore the atmosphere around the building. the writer explains to the reader about how this interaction is bound by these lines on paper and in actuality the interaction with the atmosphere is just a fragile illusion.

There are various atmospheres that is created by any built environment –  atmosphere like for climatic atmosphere, social atmosphere, etc. The writer urges the reader to think beyond the lines of a drawing when it comes to the atmosphere of architecture and questions if the atmosphere of architecture can actually be controlled .

As an analysis, i feel that currently, although it is unlikely to have any control over the atmosphere of architecture, as technology grows, there might be an era where there will be designs which are more sensitive to the architecture of the atmosphere. Although this might still not control the atmosphere but instead respond to it better than lines indicating the interaction on a drawing.

Research interests

As a research line, i am highly enthusiastic about creating systems of designs which are non static.  The design of which is not limited by its requirements but explores possibilities of being an organism in itself. Am not  bound by the idea of the design being a building , as  every scale of design is a beautiful process .And through this design, if there could be a possibility of  a positive contribution to the psychological and physical health & well being of the society , that would be like an icing on the cake!

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